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Kate Davidson


Kate Davidson is host of "All Things Considered" at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to" Marketplace," a reporter at Michigan Radio and a producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., her hometown.

Kate has a degree in English from Yale University and a master's degree from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.

Her favorite radio project was an early one: a documentary about the experiences of Navajo children who grew up in white Mormon foster families across the West. That project aired on NPR and won the national Edward R. Murrow award for network documentary. More importantly, though, it cemented her love for radio and deep listening.

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News | Politics | Communities | Nation

New Vancouver Mayor Says It's Time To Replace The Interstate Bridge

Vancouver's new mayor says Washington state is ready to replace the Interstate Bridge. Now Oregon must step up. 

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Oregon’s Secretary Of State On Faith, Race And Same-Sex Marriage

Oregon’s Secretary of State spoke with OPB “All Things Considered” host Kate Davidson for an occasional series exploring the experiences that shape the beliefs of people in the public eye.

News | Education | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River County Works To Keep Kids In School During Wildfire

Hood River County teachers and administrators have been working to keep students in school as firefighters attempt to contain the Eagle Creek Fire.

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Oregon DACA Recipient Says If Deported: "I Wouldn't Know How To Be Myself"

“I grew up knowing my culture and appreciating it,” said DACA recipient Karla Castenada, one of 800,000 DACA recipients. “But if I were to get deported to Mexico … I wouldn’t know how to be myself there.”  

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As School Begins, How Are Oregon Schools Doing On Lead Treatment?

The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains. 

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US Attorney Says Oregon Sheriffs Need To Cooperate With ICE

Oregon's top federal prosecutor wants sheriffs to cooperate more regularly with federal immigration officials.

What We Know About Portland's Search For A New Police Chief

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler took a step closer to making his most important hire this week as a community panel interviewed six candidates for police chief.

News | Education | local | Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon Will Keep 100 Percent Graduation Goal For Class Of 2025

The Oregon Legislature wrapped up its work July 7 after five months of work that will affect everyone in Oregon — including public school students in the class of 2025.

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Refugee Advocates Expect Challenges Even If Travel Ban Gets Tossed

Refugee programs in the Portland area are still coming to terms with what the partial reinstatement of President Trump’s refugee and travel ban means for the vulnerable people they serve.

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Former Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber Doesn't Rule Out Return To Politics

"I'm feeling both very happy and fully vindicated," former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber told OPB's "All Things Considered."

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Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Says He Wants To Ask James Comey About Loyalty Pledge

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign does not get in the way of the Senate quest for answers.

News | Family | Education

Vancouver Schools Cut Back On Homework So Kids Can Be Kids

Vancouver Public Schools is revamping its approach to homework. Starting next year, the southwest Washington district will get rid of mandatory homework for its youngest children.

News | NW Life | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Gov. Kate Brown Makes Her First Post-Occupation Visit To Burns

Gov. Kate Brown spent Wednesday in Harney County, talking with local residents and officials. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher was there. 

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Q&A: Sen. Jeff Merkley Talks Filibuster, 'Nuclear' Option

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses the Republican majority's vote to change longstanding Senate rules allowing the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees.

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'People Want To Help': Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury On ADUs For Homeless

Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury talks about a new effort in the fight against homelessness: The county will build an ADU in your yard if you agree to house a homeless family.

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly And 'The Bad Tenant Story'

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly ran as a champion for renters' rights. She also has what she calls "the bad tenant story to end all bad tenant stories," which links to her father's early death.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

As OPB Opposes Subpoena, Media Lawyer Explains Why Journalists Fight Testifying

We talked to a lawyer with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press about the subpoena of a former OPB reporter in the second Malheur refuge trial.

Politics | Transportation | Communities | News | Family | World | Nation | History

A Portland Refugee Worries: Will Her Parents Make It Home?

Noor Hilmi's family fled Iraq after her brother was kidnapped. Now they're refugees in Portland. They're also one of many families thrust into confusion by President Trump's travel ban.

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Q&A: Forest Grove Votes Against 'Sanctuary City' Title

The Trump administration's threat to strip away federal funding is one of the reasons Forest Grove, Oregon, decided against declaring itself a sanctuary city this week.

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Sen. Ron Wyden: 'He Was Constantly Afraid'

OPB's "All Things Considered" host Kate Davidson is speaking with people in the news about pivotal experiences in their lives. Oregon's senior U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden shares the story of his brother's struggle with schizophrenia.